ShapeShift - an experiment in future possibilities of architectural materialization, a project which explores the potential application of electro-active polymer (EAP) at an architectural scale.
Video here: http://player.vimeo.com/video/15368696?badge=0
Why can't architecture adapt to humans? Why do humans have to adapt to materials and buildings?
"Bloom" - created by Doris Kim Sung, assistant professor at University of Southern California's School of Architecture. 14,000 pieces of "thermobimetal" made up of two or more layers which have different expansion coefficients. When the temperature changes, the metals expand at different rates, curling up or down, giving the appearance of a reactive skin.
Wow I found this extremely interesting site, reality distorted which has a whole variety future architecture and technologies which I find really inspiring. The facade system by Future Cities Lab is especially interesting.
Video here: http://vimeo.com/futurecitieslab/hydramax